Parlor culture and Estey organs

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In the early 1900’s a
well-appointed parlor wasn’t complete without a reed organ. The parlor culture
that grew up around organ music was vibrant and a lot of that history can be
traced to Vermont and the Estey organ factory in Brattleboro.

Today on Vermont Edition, we talk with enthomusicologist Dennis Waring and Christopher Grotke of the Estey Organ Museum about what the music and the
instrument have to say about American culture at the turn of the last

Also in the program, writer Tom
Slayton shares his new book of essays, "Searching For Thoreau." And we continue our 2007 Year in Review.

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